Cause & Affect Gallery in Fenton is helping people in need.
On Thursday, Jan. 7, owner, director and curator Annie Anglim presented representatives from Fenton Area Resources and Referral Network, Inc. (FARR) with a check for $1,630.
Every quarter, Cause & Affect donates 10 percent of its proceeds to a different organization. This past quarter was FARR, which helps people in financial need. After this current quarter, they will donate to Motherly Intercession, a group that helps the children of incarcerated mothers.
“It’s always been a thing with my business to give back,” Anglim said. “I’m just giving money back to those people that help support us. I stay within Genesee County to do that.”
FARR representatives who accepted the check were Carla Juarez, client care specialist, and Shelly Day, chairman of the board.
Juarez said they’re helping a 78-year-old woman whose home’s plumbing is bad, a young man who’s homeless, and more people who are struggling.
“We appreciate everything the community did by shopping at Cause and Effect, and that they were so generous to donate back to us,” she said. “The need for housing and food is greater now than it’s been all year.”
Day said many people don’t realize these struggles exist “right in our backyard.”
Donate to FARR at farrnetwork.org or by calling (810) 750-6244.